Jackie Abraham’s procrastination ponderation
A director contemplates all of the things she could be doing, to avoid doing the one thing that needs to be done.
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Procrastination. We all know the feeling. You'd rather be doing anything other than the thing you need to be doing. You want to want to do the thing that needs to be done, but you just. Can’t. Start.
Framed within a playful narration of her thoughts, which are projected through an American male voice, the protagonist antagonises over a typewriter and moves from couch to couch in an attempt to summon the slightest hint of inspiration.
With its overlapping, monotonous inner monologue, anxiety-inducing clock ticking, and uninspiring, anachronistic setting, the film perfectly encapsulates the relatable frustration of procrastination.